Our expert explores Epson’s latest wireless projection solutions, in collaboration with Kramer.

lily beckham"It is my pleasure today to introduce you to these brand-new wireless projection bundles from Epson and Kramer, two of our highly-valued brands. By combining Epson’s unbeatable projectors  with Kramer’s VIA Go, these solutions are bound to be top sellers, and I'm excited for our customers and end-users to explore all the collaboration possibilities they offer."

Lily Beckham - Epson Specialist

Let’s start with the background…

The rise of wireless devices and projection:

Sending data to a projector used to require complex, high tech solutions, or incredibly expensive projectors that we’re simply unobtainable. Times have changed however, and the range of wireless projector solutions available today is more expansive than ever and increasingly accessible, not to mention incredibly effective and easy to install.

A wireless projector reduces the barrier between the presenter and their audience, allowing them to walk around the room and interact with the audience while controlling the audio-visual elements of the presentation from software on a PC, tablet or mobile.

The need for collaboration in the workplace and the rise of huddle rooms:

Open any business textbook and you’ll be faced with numerous articles on how collaboration is essential to innovation. As a natural consequence of collaboration, innovation is the spearhead of competitive advantage and the key to remaining relevant in today’s saturated markets. Therefore, it is imperative that all steps towards it are optimised.

Organisations looking for long term success must be serious about creating spaces that inspire collaboration. This means going back to the drawing board and re-thinking the conference room, to conjure up spaces like huddle rooms.

A Huddle Room is what it says it is, a room to ‘huddle’ and plot your next moves. It usually includes:

  • A Video conferencing solution
  • An LCD or LED monitor / interactive screen / Projection solution
  • A small central table that allows for sitting or standing

As you can imagine, wireless projectors are a key component of the modern huddle room and the collaborative atmosphere it inspires.

The inevitability of BYOD:

Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) is a movement that is gaining strength across the workplace. It has been called many things, from a trend to a revolution, to an IT manager’s nightmare. However, recent data may suggest that the most appropriate word would be ‘inevitable’.

Around 80 percent of employees already use personal technology for business, but only 53 percent of organisations officially approve BYOD. While this represents a difference between policies and practices, the difference is expected to become smaller as organisations increasingly turn to BYOD solutions, with two-thirds of enterprises are expected to implement BYOD by the end of the year.

Fifty-one percent of executives believe BYOD increases employee creativity, while another 47 percent said it increases productivity. The majority of businesses (73 percent) noted an increase in overall efficiency after adopting a BYOD program, suggesting that the benefits can outweigh risks when BYOD is successfully managed [1].

…now discover the solution

Powerful wireless connectivity for classrooms, huddle spaces, boardrooms, and mobile.

Transform any Epson installation into a state-of-the-art wireless BYOD solution with VIA GO.

Epson have teamed up with Kramer to develop a meeting solution that enables seamless.  Allowing you to bring your own device to a meeting, and connect and share in an instant.

With Epson projectors and Kramer VIA GO you can host more effective, uninterrupted presentations, whilst your data is protected through enterprise-grade encryption (handy to know, with GDPR in mind). Furthermore, with virtually no install time, sharing content wirelessly from your work device has never been easier.

Hans Dummer, Business Unit Director, Epson Europe, says, “It’s impossible to overestimate the importance of wireless connectivity throughout the technology sector – it’s no longer a feature, it’s an expectation. Combining the proven brightness and performance of Epson display solutions with the ingenuity of Kramer’s wireless presentation technology creates a compelling package for any corporate or educational environment.”

Epson Kramer Via Go

Other VIA GO features include wireless mirroring for iOS, Android, Chromebook, PC and Mac, smooth 1080p60 video playback, industry-leading 1024-bit content encryption and the ability to present two sources on a single display for multi-participant collaboration.

VIA GO has its own Wi-Fi network and can also be connected to wired LAN. This allows for easy installation and Wi-Fi capabilities in spaces with no Wi-Fi. Moreover, VIA GO lets users present with two different devices from separate networks, e.g., Guest network and House network. With an intuitive interface, the VIA GO wireless BYOD presentation solution is both dynamic and easy to use.

The VIA Site Management software application lets IT administrators easily monitor and manage all VIA devices within the same network. From a single user-friendly interface, you can check device status, get analytics, remotely maintain and configure devices and see who is logged in. You can also perform VIA firmware updates.

Epson’s market-leading range of display solutions includes models perfect for all educational and corporate requirements, ranging from affordable entry level units to powerful laser display solutions up to 5,000 lumens, designed for the largest presentation spaces. The range also contains ultra-short-throw interactive and ultra-mobile models, as well as complementary devices such as visualisers.

Our Top Picks:

Check out our Epson projection bundle top picks below:

Our ultra-portable top pick:

The EB-1795F is a high brightness and ultra-portable 1080p corporate projector, perfect for meetings on-the-go & mobile presenting.

Esposn 1

  • 3,200 lumens CLO and WLO
  • 1080p resolution (1920 x 1080)
  • Up to 7,000 hours lamp life
  • 10,000:1 contrast ratio
  • Manual focus
  • Gesture presenter
  • Near Field Communication (NFC)
  • Built-in wireless & Miracast
  • Split screen
  • PC-free presentation
  • Ultra-slim design
  • Carry case included
  • Only 1.81kg

Our large meeting room top pick:

The EB-2265U is a large meeting room projector perfect for seminar rooms, small school halls, banks, corporate meeting rooms. It’s a high brightness Full HD projector with advanced connectivity.

Epson Projector 3

  • 5,500 lumens CLO and WLO
  • WUXGA resolution (1920 x 1200)
  • Image size 30 – 300”
  • Up to 10,000 hours lamp life
  • 15,000:1 contrast ratio
  • Eco light optimiser
  • Gesture presenter function
  • Split screen
  • Focus help & screen fit
  • Miracast
  • HDBaseT
  • Wired LAN & Wi-F

Our ultra-short throw top pick:

The EB-1460Ui is an ultra-short throw (dual pen & touch interactive) projector that is perfect for huddle rooms, it’s the ultimate corporate collaboration solution.

Epson Projection 3

  • 4,400 lumens CLO and WLO
  • WUXGA resolution (1920 x 1200)
  • Image size 70 – 100”
  • Up to 10,000 hours lamp life
  • 16,000:1 contrast ratio
  • Dual pen and touch interactivity
  • Collaborative whiteboard sharing
  • Windows Remote Desktop
  • Miracast connectivity
  • HDMI x 2 (1 supporting MHL) & DVI-D Out
  • Wired & Wireless LAN as standard
  • Sliding split screen
  • 16W Speaker

For more information contact your account manager or Lily Beckham our Epson Specialist on her contact details below:

lily.beckham@midwich.com

01379 649265

[1] - https://www.trackvia.com/blog/infographics/bring-your-own-devices-to-work-trend-infographic/